Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
"Running to Heaven" is a book about Marie Bilodeau, whose heroic life sheds light on the value of suffering and resiliency.
"Running to Heaven" is a book about Marie Bilodeau, whose heroic life sheds light on the value of suffering and resiliency.
"Running to Heaven" is a book about Marie Bilodeau, whose heroic life sheds light on the value of suffering and resiliency.
12 backers pledged $2,000 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Running to Heaven: The Story of Marie Bilodeau

$2,000

12

Marie lived a life of heroic virtue, and was unconditionally devoted to her children and family. She had a strong faith in God and spent much of her time at her parish All Saints Catholic Church in Woonsocket, where she volunteered each week by running the food pantry - serving many who were poorer than she.

This book is aimed at sharing her story, which I believe will be an inspiration to many people who suffer each day.

Marie lost her husband Jean in her 40's, and alone raised her two youngest children during their teenage years. Her positive attitude, generosity and humor left most people who came in contact with her unaware of the extent of her debilitating illness. Marie lived through multiple heart attacks, kidney failure, lung calcification and major surgeries on her legs and lungs, required dialysis 3 times a week, and went everywhere with an oxygen tank. Marie motivated and encouraged her children to be the best they could be. She was the perfect example for them to follow, and was their hero.

Risks and challenges

The book is almost finished. I am asking for financial assistance in my efforts to print and promote it.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Free autographed book

    Free autographed copy of the book

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)